What HD 7970 should I buy?

Hi :)

Should I just get the cheapest one overall (GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD -> 1000MHz//1375MHz)
or cheapest sapphire (SAPPHIRE DUAL FAN 11197-06-40G -> 925MHz/1375MHz)
or a little better product (SAPPHIRE 11197-11-40G)
or maybe an OC version of that beast (SAPPHIRE HD 7970 OC Boost 11197-03-40G -> 950MHz/1425MHz)
OR Vapor-X from GHz Edition (11197-12-40G -> 1000MHz/1500MHz)
and finally maybe something from MSI (MSI R7970 Lightning V278-003R -> 1070MHz/1400MHz) ?

I am really confused about all of these cards. Tell me something about them :??:
If I won't decide, I will just take the Sapphire 7950 OC.

Thanks!
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  1. No need to pay more for a minor boost in performance, all cards can OC well. I see nothing wrong with the Gigabyte windforce 3X, it's such a great card.

    If you wanna have more sexy looking ones, go for the VaporX or the lightening but they are more expensive.
  2. I was also thinking about buying two 7850s or 7870s - it's the same price as for one 7970, but the problem is the future expanding. I can always buy another 7970 for crossfire in 1-2 years.
    But from the other side, I have now only half of the money needed for 7970 and it would be great to have 7870 right now, and just buy next one soon.

    I'm patient and I will wait for 7970 and I hope it will be a little cheaper for Christmas.
    Any more thoughts?
  3. So basically the best one from all Sapphire 7970s...
    http://i.imgur.com/JtWNz.png
    ...is the Vapor-X ?
  4. vixing said:
    So basically the best one from all Sapphire 7970s...
    http://i.imgur.com/JtWNz.png
    ...is the Vapor-X ?

    Yes.
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